By Ciaran Russell
Ever since the internet became a thing people have been conditioned to click and receive. Instant gratification is part of our lives more so now than ever. It can be very gratifying to be able to have what you want, whenever you want for most things in life. People now can accomplish a huge list of things on their phone, all without getting off the sofa.This is now affecting people’s health and fitness causing a massive problem when it comes to diets and losing weight. With instant gratification becoming more prevalent people can look to gain quick results or take some shortcuts to achieving what they believe might be success. These shortcuts might look like juice cleanses, meal replacement shakes or supplements claiming to boost fat loss in short periods of time. When it comes to diet and exercise, there are no instant results.In order to achieve any weight loss or fitness goals you have to have a plan, put in some hard work and effort over a long period of time. Sometimes you can be working for weeks and not see results but then decide to give up. You get discouraged and enter into a vicious cycle of try to lose weight, fail, try something more extreme and so on.Be careful when you see a product or service promising a result in a short period of time. If it’s too good to be true, it probably is. People who achieve results, and sustain them, recognise that there is no easy fix. There is no instant gratification. They trust in a plan, commit to it for a few months at least, and amazing things start happening. They look better with their shirt off. Their clothes are less tight. They feel better in their own skin. They start getting compliments.You don’t have to do crazy fad diets for a week to lose weight. You need to do the basics consistently. Train 3-4 times a week. Make sure the majority of your meals are properly portioned. Eat lots of fruit & vegetables. Eat enough protein. Get 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Drink plenty of water.Executing the basics consistently is the one thing that everyone who has lost weight, and kept it off, has done.